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The 5 Best Web Development Courses Worth Taking in 2024

The demand for web developers is expected to grow 16% from 2022 to 2023, a “much faster” growth than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With that demand in mind, web development could be a lucrative first (or second) career. We’ve gathered a list of convenient courses . . . Read more

Some Open Source Software Licences are Only ‘Open-ish,’ Says Thoughtworks

It has been estimated 90% of organisations use some form of open source software, and if they needed to go and code it again themselves, it would cost USD $9 trillion. This makes open source a huge global economic resource. However, some tools have shifted to commercial models in recent . . . Read more

Apple Set to be Charged by EU for Violating Digital Markets Act

Apple could be the first tech giant to be formally charged by the European Commission for violating the Digital Markets Act. The Cupertino firm enforces rules on “steering,” which charge app developers for directing their users towards third-party purchase options, according to the Financial Times. Apple takes a 30% commission . . . Read more

iPadOS 18 Cheat Sheet: Beta, Release Date, New Features Including Calculator

Since the launch of the first-generation iPad in 2010, Apple has dominated the tablet market. Apple announced during its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference the company rebranded iOS for iPad as iPadOS, starting with iOS 13, to highlight and target the features that differentiate the iPad from other devices. TechRepublic’s iPadOS . . . Read more

OpenAI, Anthropic Research Reveals More About How LLMs Affect Security and Bias

Because large language models operate using neuron-like structures that may link many different concepts and modalities together, it can be difficult for AI developers to adjust their models to change the models’ behavior. If you don’t know what neurons connect what concepts, you won’t know which neurons to change. On . . . Read more

Anthropic’s Generative AI Research Reveals More About How LLMs Affect Security and Bias

Because large language models operate using neuron-like structures that may link many different concepts and modalities together, it can be difficult for AI developers to adjust their models to change the models’ behavior. If you don’t know what neurons connect what concepts, you won’t know which neurons to change. On . . . Read more

Can Microsoft Copilot Write Simple SQL Commands for You?

According to the claims made by large technology companies, generative artificial intelligence platforms like Microsoft Copilot will make the working lives of people at all levels of a business organization more productive and efficient. But is that just hyperbole, or do the claims have some merit? For example, can the . . . Read more

XZ Utils Supply Chain Attack: A Threat Actor Spent Two Years to Implement a Linux Backdoor

A threat actor quietly spent the last two years integrating themself in the core team of maintainers of XZ Utils, a free software command-line data compressor widely used in Linux systems. The attacker slowly managed to integrate a backdoor in the software that was designed to interfere with SSHD and . . . Read more

Google Enters the Lightweight AI Market With Gemma

Google has released Gemma, a family of AI models based on the same research as Gemini. Developers can’t quite get their hands into the engine of Google Gemini yet, but what the tech giant released on Feb. 21 is a smaller, open source model for researchers and developers to experiment . . . Read more

TIOBE Index News (January 2024): Programming Language of 2023 Goes to C#

TIOBE Software has declared C# the programming language of 2023 based on its long-running popularity index. The TIOBE Programming Community Index shows year-over-year trends in programming languages based on search engine volume. In January 2024, the top three programming languages were Python, C and C++. However, they all lost popularity . . . Read more